Richard Dobson

Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.

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Learning about the birds and the bees in Planet Zoo: Console Edition

For fans of the 2013 Zoo Tycoon reboot and the very good Planet Coaster: Console Edition port, Planet Zoo: Console Edition on Xbox and PlayStation is shaping up to be the next evolution of sim management. 

Visit Hawaii for infinite possibilities in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

After all the double-crossing, back-stabbing, plot-twisting that goes on in the world of Like a Dragon, isn’t it any wonder that they fancy a vacation? And what better place than the sunny and relaxed vibes of Honolulu in Hawaii. Only joking, this is no time for a holiday! The location may change but the criminality is never far behind: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth launches today on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Review

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth has some series best moments in it, both highs and (very) lows. But stop the count: the 2024 GOTY is out in January.

Tekken 8 Review

The actual fighting is the best it’s been in Tekken; the cinematic moments are a real plus point as you get a brief second to appreciate how good this game looks.

Howl Review

Howl doesn’t really bring anything to the table that we haven’t seen hundreds of times before - but it is gorgeous.

Exploring the real-life Kamurocho from the Yakuza/Like a Dragon Series

I was fortunate to recently be on a business trip to Taiwan. I went ahead and booked an extension to visit Tokyo and the real-life Kabukichō, the location that Kamurocho and many of the early games are based on. Even going as far as booking a hotel right in the centre of the red-light district.

How a noob got on with Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters on Xbox

There is a lot to be excited about in Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters on Xbox

Punch Club 2: Fast Forward Review

There are upwards of twenty hours of game time in Punch Club 2: Fast Forward, depending on how eager you are to rise through the fighting ranks.

Save your human from evil AI in Kitten Hero

In a world where AI is a major talking point simply due to the unknown potential, a hero may need to rise up. Could that be a Terminator, re-programmed from the very AI that created it, Neo, Trinity and Morpheus or a cute little kitten? My money wouldn’t exactly be on the kitten first, but I am happy to see how it pans out. Find out if the kitten can be the hero we need in the aptly titled Kitten Hero, out today on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation.

Blend into the shadows in Cynthia: Hidden in the Moonshadow

When thinking about a stealth game, you tend to focus on dark corridors, with only limited light for company. But this next game presents a world full of colour but also one that you invited to stealthily navigate. But despite this positive looking environment, there is still a world to be saved. Cynthia: Hidden in the Moonshadow is out today on Xbox and Nintendo Switch.

Choo-Choo Charles Review

Despite all the pre-release excitement for a train/spider mashup, Choo-Choo Charles is a pretty mundane game.

Shivering Stone Review

If you like a good sokoban puzzle game, then Shivering Stone does it all with a nice snowy theme brushed on top.

Wordsweeper by POWGI Review

Wordsweeper by POWGI is another good entry.

Pixel Cafe Review

Down a double espresso as you will need to be on high alert with Pixel Cafe.

Pinball M – Death Save Bundle Review

The Death Save Bundle and first four premium tables for Pinball M are all excellent, adding hope for whatever comes next.

Combine crosswords with minesweeper in Wordsweeper by POWGI

Just when you thought they were running out of ideas, the team at Lightwood Games are back. Putting together crosswords with an iconic PC game of yesteryear, Wordsweeper by POWGI has you solving puzzles in a unique way. After launching on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation a few years ago, Wordsweeper by POWGI makes its way onto Xbox today.

Bring the whole family together in Party Friends

Picture the scene: Christmas dinner eaten, presents opened, now what? Just Dance seems like a bad idea on a full stomach, and everyone remembers what dad did last year playing Monopoly. The family needs another game to enjoy over the festive period. Can we suggest Party Friends, which is out today on Xbox?

Dark Matter Arcade Fighting Stick Review

The Dark Matter Arcade Fighting Stick - a massive disappointment.

Remnant II: The Awakened King Review

Any excuse to return to Remnant II is a good excuse. And even though The Awakened King does commit a few of the same issues as the first game, it is a solid addition to an already excellent experience.

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Titan Books announce official companion book for indie horror, Sally Face

A fan of Sally Face? You’re going to want to get hands-on with Titan Books’ Sally Face: Art, Lore, and More when it releases this September. 

5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One

As I've played almost every fishing experience that you can find on the big black box, I thought I'd attempt to rank them, nailing a list consisting of 5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One, if you will.

11 Xbox or Game Pass releases you need to play in February 2024

What are the 11 Xbox or Game Pass releases from February 2024 that you should be playing?

Forza Horizon 5 Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges Guide Series 29 – Spring

It is the final week of Festival Playlist Weekly Challenges for Series 29 over in Forza Horizon 5, and as always we can hope that the Series goes out with a bang, rather than a whimper. 

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story Review

The story, world building, characters, and sound design are where Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story excels.

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Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery Review

Frog Detective: The Entire Mystery is an entertaining way to spend three or four hours.

Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story Review

The story, world building, characters, and sound design are where Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story excels.

Persona 3 Reload Review

Go and play Persona 3 Reload; a truly stunning game.